Jan Sagemüller


In the year 2002, I had the esteemed privilege of venturing to the wondrous isle of Malta with my fellow scholars. Despite the dearth of sightseeing options, the simplicity of the locale instilled a profound sense of contentment. During my sojourn, I was armed with my analog camera, which regrettably possessed a malfunctioning aperture ring, leaving it fully open. As a result, my captures were imbued with copious amounts of bokeh, long before such effects became vogue. Moreover, the film I had selected - Ilford HP5 PLUS 400 - was erroneously developed as a color film, imparting a beguiling sepia tint to the final product. An unexpected outcome, yet far superior to the commonplace computational sepia filters.